CREATORS’ VIDEO DIARY / YouTuber duo motivated by viewers’ trust

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Kanta, left, and Tommy of YouTuber duo MIZUTAMARI BOND

By MIZUTAMARI BOND / Special to The Yomiuri Chukosei ShimbunTommy: Hi, I’m Tommy of [YouTuber duo] MIZUTAMARI BOND.

Kanta: I’m Kanta. Following the installment by ayanonono last month, we’ll do our best as contributing members to this monthly relay column for the year. Hope you’ll enjoy it.

T: The editor in charge told us to write this time about how we’ve continued to upload videos online for more than three years. Well, we’ve been doing this thing every day since we were university sophomores. We’ve also been uploading videos to multiple channels daily, which is pretty rare.

K: Basically, I’m the one who does all the planning. I’m always trying to take in new things. When I come up with ideas, they come in bunches, but if I’m lazy at such moments, I find myself in trouble when my form dips. That’s why I try to expose myself to things I find interesting at all times, like other creators’ works, books and TV programs.

T: Kanta plans the project outlines, while I’m in charge of the management work needed to bring ideas to fruition. Some projects are easy, while others require many days of shooting. To stream videos daily, we need to manage our schedules for each project, from shooting to delivery.

K: We’ve become known as YouTubers, and I think that trust is very important. MIZUTAMARI streams videos made with all our effort everyday — that’s trust. We need to be worthy of that, which I think also motivates us to post videos every day.

T: If someone sees our work for the first time and thinks MIZUTAMARI is no biggie, then they’ll never watch our videos again.

K: So we’re tempted to spend more time on shooting and editing, which makes it even harder for us to post videos daily. (lol)

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MIZUTAMARI BOND are a YouTuber duo who believe in the importance of new ideas. They upload videos every day covering a variety of themes, such as experiments, myth-testing and surprise videos. They met at a comedy circle at Aoyama Gakuin University.

This article is a translation of the YouTube column that appeared last Friday in The Yomiuri Chukosei Shimbun, a weekly paper for junior high and high school students. The original Japanese text and the translation will be carried alongside each other in the paper on the final Friday of every month.Speech

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